Vancouver Sky Train/Sea Bus excursion - part 2 of 2


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June 14th 2015
Published: June 15th 2015
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This is part 2 of 2 of our Skytrain/Seabus excursion in Vancouver. This one features photos taken in downtown Vancouver at/near the Skytrain Waterfront Station & the two Seabus terminals, one downtown near the Waterfront Station, the other at Lonsdale Quay/Market in North Vancouver.



WATERFRONT STATION is the major intermodal public transportation facility in Downtown Vancouver. It serves TransLink buses, SkyTrain, the SeaBus passenger ferry to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, West Coast Express* commuter rail & TrainBus, & the HeliJet International helipad. Harbour Water Aerodrome float plane terminals are also located nearby. *(West Coast Express uses the old CPR tracks & platforms.) ViaRail used this station until 1979 when it consolidated its Vancouver operations at the CN station near False Creek (now called Pacific Central Station). More info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfront_Station_%!V(MISSING)ancouver%!(NOVERB)


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WATERFRONT STATIONWATERFRONT STATION
WATERFRONT STATION

in the old CPR railway station. The station, which was meticulously restored to its original 1914 beaux-arts style, began its transformation into a public intermodal transportation facility in 1977. It is now called Waterfront Station & is the terminus point for three SkyTrain metro lines & the Seabus system. Waterfront Station, the final destination for Skytrain’s Canada Line, is adjacent to the Seabus Terminal which takes you to North Vancouver.
Interior main hallInterior main hall
Interior main hall

features two large clocks facing each other high on the east and west walls. Paintings depicting various scenic Canadian landscapes line the walls above the columns.
Waterfront Center shopping Waterfront Center shopping
Waterfront Center shopping

Waterfront Center offers underground shopping between two of Vancouver's best hotels. Etheral Art shop: http://www.etherealart.ca/index.php/store/
Eye-catching ceiling fixturesEye-catching ceiling fixtures
Eye-catching ceiling fixtures

in one of the shops.
Water fountain & waterfall wallWater fountain & waterfall wall
Water fountain & waterfall wall

between Waterfront Centre & the Cruise Ship terminal.
Good place to have your bag lunchGood place to have your bag lunch
Good place to have your bag lunch

or buy lunch at the eatery with the mural & eat it out here.
Sinclair CenterSinclair Center
Sinclair Center

Sinclair Center was Vancouver’s main post office building until 1958. It is now an upscale shopping mall & office tower in downtown Vancouver. Located at 757 West Hastings Street between Granville and Howe streets, the center comprises four buildings that were restored in 1986 & renamed after former Vancouver MP James Sinclair. The main post office, in an Edwardian Baroque style, was housed here from 1910 until the new one opened in 1958. The atrium clock consisting of four 12-foot-diameter clocks, was built in 1909 and is the largest clock movement in Western Canada (the minute hands alone weigh 202 pounds each. In addition to the mall, the building has a seven floor office tower occupied by the federal government. The shopping mall has elite boutiques & a food court. More info: http://www.sinclaircentre.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Centre
Vancouver ClubVancouver Club
Vancouver Club

on West Hastings. This private club was founded in 1889 & their home is now a city designated “A” class heritage building. Club web site with interesting history & photos: http://vancouverclub.ca/club/
Food trucks are popular in downtown VancouverFood trucks are popular in downtown Vancouver
Food trucks are popular in downtown Vancouver

This one is Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck http://momsgrilledcheesetruck.com/
Arturo's Mexico to Go food truckArturo's Mexico to Go food truck
Arturo's Mexico to Go food truck

http://www.arturos2go.com/
Dim Sum Express food truckDim Sum Express food truck
Dim Sum Express food truck

http://vanfoodies.com/2013/07/31/dim-sum-express-food-truck/
Canada Place/Cruise ship terminalCanada Place/Cruise ship terminal
Canada Place/Cruise ship terminal

Canada Place was originally built for Expo 86 as the pavilion for Canada. The striking white sails of the building have made it a prominent landmark for the city. Inside Canada Place is a first class hotel with a waterfall in the Lobby, as well as restaurants, lounge & shopping. It is also home to the Trade and Convention Centre. Most cruises to Alaska originate from the cruise ship facility at Canada Place .
Vancouver PortVancouver Port
Vancouver Port

Vancouver’s Port Authority is Canada's largest Port. There’s a 6,675 foot promenade with close up views of Vancouver's picturesque harbour.
SEABUSSEABUS
SEABUS

View of Canada Place/Cruise ship terminal from the Seabus as we're approaching Waterfront Station on our return trip. The SeaBus is a passenger-only TransLink ferry which crosses Burrard Inlet to connect downtown Vancouver with North Vancouver & Lonsdale Quay. The SeaBus forms an important part of the region's integrated public transportation system. The SeaBus fleet currently consists of three vessels. The 3.24 km crossing takes 10–12 minutes. Over 50 crossings are made every day. More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaBus
Approaching Lonsdale QuayApproaching Lonsdale Quay
Approaching Lonsdale Quay

in North Vancouver. Lonsdale Quay, located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver, is the northern terminal for the SeaBus passenger ferry. The Quay is a transit hub for Vancouver's North Shore municipalities as well as a public market and tourist destination. (The quay is located on the former site of North Van Ship Repair, a major shipyard during World War II.) More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonsdale_Quay http://www.tourbytransit.com/vancouver/things-to-do/lonsdalequay
Wharf fountainWharf fountain
Wharf fountain

The wharf offers superb views across Burrard Inlet towards downtown Vancouver & Stanley Park.
Lonsdale MarketLonsdale Market
Lonsdale Market

The popular marketplace features specialty retail shops, food retailers, & restaurants & eateries. There is a hotel above the marketplace.


16th June 2015

Relly interesting, Rainy
Gee, your photos and research make Vancouver look like the city of tomorrow's already here! I didn't see these things when I was there a few years ago ... your fine photographer's eye did the trick again. Thanks for this interesting insight into our West Coast metropolis.
16th June 2015
WATERFRONT STATION

Waterfront Station
Love this building. So classic - can't believe it is just over 100 years old! Good job getting the red trolley tour bus in :)
17th June 2015
WATERFRONT STATION

I got lucky with the bus ;o)
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Waterfront Center shopping

LOVE! Don't these remind you of Chihuly glass?
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Waterfront Center shopping

They sure did. I even asked the store clerk about that. He said Chihuly has not done much glass in recent years after he lost his eye.
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Eye-catching ceiling fixtures

Wouldn't one of these go well in your decor? :)
17th June 2015
Eye-catching ceiling fixtures

Oh, I'd find room for them, one in every room at least LOL
17th June 2015
Eye-catching ceiling fixtures

Oh, I'd find room for them, one in every room at least LOL
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Mural in eatery

This mural is fabulous. I don't recall seeing it before. So glad you chose it for your album cover.
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Mural in eatery

That was the fast food place just before we went out the doors to the patio & waterfall wall. I don't miss too many murals ;o)
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Vancouver Club

A wonderfully maintained heritage building. Not many people recognize the Vancouver Club from this side - most entries are made from the other side, but I do see they have a doorman in your picture.
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Vancouver Club

The photos on their web site reveal a very swanky place!
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Food trucks are popular in downtown Vancouver

We should have shared a grilled cheese sandwich. Makes my mouth water :)
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Food trucks are popular in downtown Vancouver

yup, we should have except we would have had trouble agreeing on toppings LOL
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Arturo's Mexico to Go food truck

Yummm ... could have had a snack here too :)
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Canada Place/Cruise ship terminal

Good capture of the beautiful blue sky and white sails. This is Vancouver! (Not the rainy grey skies usually associated with the city :)
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Canada Place/Cruise ship terminal

We did have a beitiful day with bright blue skies ;o)
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One of many funky shops

Might have to make a trip back to try something on. Maybe too floofy for us short stubby people? :)
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One of many funky shops

yup, if I was 6 inches taller I'd have bought a pair right on the spot ;o)
16th June 2015

Beautiful Vancouver
Lorraine, you see things through your camera that we locals never see. Vancouver the beautiful :)
1st July 2015

Nice portray of Vancouver!
The food truck photos are great!

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